Monday, April 7, 2008

Courtney: Conviven makes Buenos Aires feel like home

When I walked into Conviven, my life felt like it was finally starting to come together again, confesses our volunteer Courtney, 19 year old girl from Canada who started volunteering at Conviven in March and will stay with us until May.

"At the time I had been living in Buenos Aires for about one and a half months, and was finding my self feeling completely lost, lonely and disconnected from the world around me.

Getting involved in a project such as this made me feel like I was part of something greater than myself, evidently helping me to better immerse myself in the culture and appreciate the different sides Argentina has to offer.

With the incredible people and amazing children being the essences of the community center, it would be an understatement to say that it’s beautiful. Conviven is the place, that for me, made Buenos Aires feel like home, and for that, I can honestly say that it’s been, and will continue to be one of the best experiences of my life."